Bunting® Magnetics Co. (buntingmagnetics.com), the leader in moving, removing and holding metal, announces the appointment of Kevin Bowen to the company’s advisory board. Bowen brings a wealth of corporate strategic development and manufacturing expertise to the nearly 60-year-old company. The Bunting Magnetics Co. Advisory Board, which also includes technology advisor Dr. John Ormerod; sales and marketing consultant Steven Schnoll; and president of Newton (Kansas) Medical Center, Steve Kelly, meets quarterly to provide insight on the company’s strategic growth plan and initiatives.

Bob Bunting, president & CEO of Bunting Magnetics, says: “Bunting Magnetics is excited to welcome Kevin to the advisory board. With Kevin’s extensive knowledge and industry experience in manufacturing, production and operations, I am confident he will be not only be a valuable addition to the advisory board, but an equally valuable resource to the management team. We look forward to his guidance and fresh perspective as we continue to seek ways to improve our company and products and grow around the world.”

Kevin Bowen’s manufacturing career spans over 40 years, most of which was at Coperion K-Tron, a leading provider of bulk material handling, feeding and pneumatic conveying equipment and systems for chemical, plastics, food and pharmaceutical industries. Originally K-Tron’s production manager, Bowen transitioned into sales and management as a regional sales manager, national sales manager, vice president of sales & marketing, vice president of manufacturing & engineering, general manager of K-Tron Pitman, president of K-Tron American and president of K-Tron International – a position he held for more than 22 years.

“Through my career at K-Tron, I became very familiar with Bunting Magnetics. Bob has a solid leadership team and a well-respected position in the industry,” comments Bowen. “I look forward to working with them as they develop and execute new sales, operations and manufacturing strategies to continue their growth and expand their global reach.”